Slack Science

Slack Science, powered by Balance Community: Slackline Outfitters, is a blog run by Jerry Miszewski about slacklining. He offers tips and tricks to various parts of setting-up, taking down, in-depth looks at various aspects of a setup, and hints at walking slacklines.

Jerry's long history with the sport of slackline has given him a wealth of knowledge that he loves to share with his fellow slackliners. Slack Science is a place anyone and everyone to come and learn about our wonderful sport of slacklining.

Webbing slippage is a major issue with the current weblock design that has become a standard. In numerous studies performed by a number of individuals, it has been shown that...

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Today i'd like to talk about the interaction between mainlines and backup lines on highlines of all lengths. There have been a few incidents recently that have shown us that...

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Let’s take a trip to a highline rigged in a beautiful location. Imagine yourself sitting at the anchor, ready to walk this magnificent line. What do you do before getting...

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MMO stands for Munter Mule Overhand. The following information is no substitute for real world experience or direct tuition from an expert highliner. Neither the author of this article nor...

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Introduction In this article we will be discussing the results of various random tests we have done with soft shackles. There are a number of random things we were curious...

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There has been a lot of discussion recently on the topic of Dyneema and its various uses within the slackline realm. Wether it's using the fiber for the webbing you...

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Welcome to the Highline Anchor Analysis series of Slack Science articles. In this series I will be posting pictures of various highline anchors and analyzing them using the Highline Anchor Criteria...

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Today we are going to be taking a look at highline anchors and some general principles to follow to build a safe highline anchor that takes various failure modes into...

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Introduction Over the past several years I have been constantly optimizing my highline setups to make them lighter and easier to rig, while maintaining the redundancy and strength required to...

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Background Over the past few months I have been slowly studying the effects of shockloading as they pertain to highline anchors. I have been examining the effects of anchor extension...

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Over the past few weeks there have been a series of videos and pictures posted on Facebook that demonstrate very poor judgement regarding the safety of slacklining. On many occasions,...

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